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Relativistic time dilation:theoretically a reality associated only with the light clocks
Prasad Ravichandran
Department of Physics,Loyola College Chennai,Madras University
In this article, a new version of Einstein’s thought experiment reveals something which was never pondered about. Light clock used in thought experiment by Einstein which runs on light pulse is not an ideal clock to measure time in moving situations. A light motion analysis presented in article brings out a special peculiarity of light. “The speed of light is a constant, independent of the motion of the light source and all observers. Whereas the direction of light is dependent upon the motion of source and the observers” is the peculiar trait of light which gives time dilation effect in light clock used in thought experiment. Other clocks which don’t run in light pule don’t show this effect. There is no such peculiarity in machinery of the other clock that might cause the time dilation effect in thought experiments. Practical experiments are in good agreement with relativistic time dilation effect. The light clock thought experiment which gave time dilation concept itself is revealing something different in the new version of thought experiment followed by the light motion analysis.Theoretically it comes out that relativistic time dilation is mere a reality associated only with the light clocks though practical experiments reveal something else. Maybe the actual picture of relative reality is different from what it was thought.